by Sarah J.F. Braley | November 02, 2015
The 194-room Hotel Granduca Austin has opened near the Wild Basin Nature Preserve just outside the Texas capital's downtown area. The property's six meeting rooms include a 3,506 square-foot ballroom lush gardens. Among amenities are a heated saltwater pool, a spa and a fitness center decorated with a Tuscan villa in mind.

The Italian theme extends to the Visconti Ristorante & Bar, which features Northern Italian cuisine using locally sourced ingredients.